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Referencing & Academic Integrity at Roehampton


Referencing is a standardised way of acknowledging the authors and sources you refer to in your assignments. Accurate referencing:

  • Protects you from accusations of plagiarism and shows respect for the work of others.
  • Demonstrates thorough research.
  • Enables your readers to find the works you refer to.

Cite Them Right

Cite Them Right is a comprehensive guide to referencing almost any source material you will come across in the course of your studies. If you are unsure which referencing style to use please see Referencing Styles by Subject Area.

Some Humanities modules require additional referencing guidance, see Additional Guides for Ancient Texts.

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Understanding Academic Integrity & Plagiarism (Tutorial - 45 minutes)

Managing your References

Top tips for managing your references:

  • Keep track of everything you have used – start compiling your reference list as soon as you start reading a document.
  • Make accurate notes to distinguish your own words/ideas from the work of other people.
  • Use a reference management tool such as RefWorks, which the Library subscribes to and provides support with. RefWorks, and other reference management tools, offer a place to save and manage your references online. You can export directly from the library search results page and from databases into these tools, as well as generate bibliographies in different referencing styles.